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What's On in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this November.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

It wouldn't be Christmas without the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and an enchanted Marzipan Castle: The Nutrcracker is back for a special festive performance accompanied by a live orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky's magical and much-loved score. 

TrinityRoots Perform True

Celebrating 20 years as one of NZ’s most influential musical groups, TrinityRoots are set to play a very special and not-to-be-repeated show where they perform their classic album True in its entirety, accompanied by special guests. 


Wellington’s fast, fun, three-day literary festival held in bars, book shops and galleries across Wellington. LitCrawl consists of the Saturday night LitCrawl and a four day Extended series of extra events. Read 10 reasons why you should go here.

Image: Russell Kleyn

Budburst: Natural Wine Festival

A natural wine festival that brings together the winemaker and the wine lover, alongside delicious local kai, live music and a key focus on education. Budburst is a not-for-profit festival run by a passionate group of volunteers. 

Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall puts a group of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bushwalking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

Legendary Hollywood actor Bill Murray teams up with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler to present a spirited evening of music and literature.


Two-time Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, T-Pain, is coming to Shed 6 for his very first concert in the capital. 

Wellington Phoenix VS Adelaide United

Grab your tickets and head on down to Westpac Stadium for this Hyundai A-League match-up between the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

It’s the play where everything goes utterly wrong and is so bad, it’s incredibly good. Direct from London’s West End, Peter Pan Goes Wrong stars NZ's own Jay Laga’aia“They always say that it takes great actors to play bad actors, and I don’t know what that says about this show,” says Jay.

A Very Welly Christmas 2018

Get in the Christmas spirit with live entertainment, try out our ice skating rink, have a snowball fight, let the little ones get creative in the kids’ craft centre and have your photo taken with Santa at David Jones. It’s also a great time to get started on your Christmas shopping!

Louis Baker

Soulful singer-songwriter, Louis Baker, to play one show only, in his hometown Wellington. Following on from the release of his latest single, Black Crow, and a tour through the UK and Europe, with sold out shows in London, Baker is gearing up to release a new record in early 2019. 

The Catherine Tate Live Show

Critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor, Catherine Tate, is bringing her live show to Wellington for the first time with some of her outrageous characters from the hugely successful BBC series, The Catherine Tate Show (30 Nov, 6–7 Dec).

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